Person:Henry Penninger (1)

Henry Penninger, of South Branch, Potomac River
b.1732 Germany
  • HHenry Penninger, of South Branch, Potomac River1732 - 1820
  • WBarbara Waggoner1740 - 1815
m. 1758
  1. Henry Penninger, Jr.abt 1761 - aft 1834
  2. Catherine Peninger1762 - 1831
  3. Ann Elizabeth Penninger1768 - BEF 1845
  4. Susannah Penningerabt 1775 - 1844
Facts and Events
Name Henry Penninger, of South Branch, Potomac River
Alt Name Henry Penigar
Alt Name Henry Penegor
Alt Name Henry Pennington
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1732 Germany
Marriage 1758 to Barbara Waggoner
Death[1] 12 July 1820 Pendleton County, Virginia

Henry Penninger was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 465.--29th May, 1761. Same (From Mary Wood, of Frederick, James and Moses Green, of Culpeper) to Henry Penniger, £11.15.2, at same place (on North Fork of South Branch of Potowmack, part of 660 acres patented to Robert Green, 25th June, 1747), 168 acres, part of 370 acres, supra. Teste: Frederick Hister (as above). Delivered to same.
  • Page 18 - Henry Paninger, 12 acres, South Branch Potomack. May 1, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 8].
  • Page 15 - Henry Panninger, 131 acres, South Branch Potomack. May 29, 1765. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 15].
  • Page 49 - Henry Panenger, 75 acres, South Branch of the Potomack. (undated, between two surveys dated 19 April 1766 and 2 May 1766). [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 20].
  • Page 228 - Henry Peninger, 98 acres, South Branch Potomac. July, 1773. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 81].
  • Page 42.--21st August, 1787. George Stount and Mary to Henry Peninger, 131 acres on South Branch Potomac, below Trout Rock

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 75.--19th August. 1761. Daniel Smith's settlement of estate of Jacob Sivers approved--Paid Woolrick Conrod, Gabriel Kyle; paid 1 clerk's note for swearing into your commission; paid Jno. Wright for crying the vendue; paid Henry Pircy for liquor; paid David Rule; paid Christian Lower (Sower?); paid Paul Shaver; paid Horrical Hufman; paid Henry Baninger; paid Sarah Harrison for liquor for vendue; paid Margaret Johnson for appraising the estate. Sale bill, viz: To John McCoy, Valentine Butcher, Henry Smith, Wm. Snodon, Saml. Briggs, Robt. Gragg, Jno. Dunkle, Ludwick Waggoner, Jno. Skidmore, Jonas Friend, Nicholas Havener. Received of Benj. Hagler, Robt. Minnis, Henry Penigar.
  • Page 174.--13th May, 1762. Andrew Smith's will: to wife, Mary, 1 sermon book; to children, books. Teste: Henry Banniger, Woolrick Conrod, Valentine Gile (Coil). Proved, 18th August, 1762, by Conrod. Henry Penniger qualifies administrator c. t. a., with Woolrick Conrod, Sebastian Hover. Proved, 18th November, 1762, by Valentine Coil.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 18, 1762. - (211) Following received certificates for naturalization: Henry Stone, Sebastian Hover, Gabriel Kyle, Henry Peninger, Woolrick Coonrod, Mack Swadley, John Dunkle, Michael Mallow, Michael Props, George Hammer, Nicholas Havenor, Henry Pickle, Ludwick Havener, Frederick Easter.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1762. - (286) Andrew Smith's will proved by one witness and ordered to lie for further proof. Henry Peninger qualified administrator.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 430-(undated, appears to be abt. 1767/68)--Joseph Skidmore, Jr., Jonas Friend, George Dyche, Henry Penninger, on South Branch. John Weese and Adam Weese, on South Mill Creek.
  • Page 108.--17th May, 1768. Sale bill and settlement of estate of Andrew Smith, recorded, Henry Penninger, administrator, c. t. a.--Sold to, viz: Mark Swedley, Joseph Skidmore, Jr., Mathias Dice, Ludwick Wagener, Jones Friend, John Dunkle, Jacob Peters, Philip Props, Powel Shanour, Christian Grace (Grad?), Geo. Dunkle, William Waiett, Christian Rolsman, Valentine Gile, Charles Power, Martin Shob, Leners Seaman.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 16, 1773. - (223) Henry Peninger, Constable, vice Thomas Wilmoth.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 17, 1774. - (450) Constables: James Montgomery, John Thompson and Henry Penninger.
  • In 1779 General George Rogers Clark, commanding an army composed partly of men from Western Virginia, captured the British Fort at Vincennes, Indiana, and General "Mad Anthony" Wayne captured the British post at Stony Point, New York. The tide of the war had began to turn in favor of the Americans. In that year Henry Peninger was indicted by the Rockingham court for "speaking disrespectful and disgraceful words of the congress and words leading to the depreciation of the continental currency". [Citation: "The Brake Family of West Virginia"].
  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents, Augusta County Levy for 1779: Henry Penagor, Jr., Robert Paton, gone. (Note: likely the son of this Henry).
  • Vol. 2 - 1779--March 23, Relief of Rachel, wife of John Cash, a soldier. Henry Penninger bound to Grand Jury for speaking disrespectful words towards Congress and the Currency.
  • Vol. 2 - 1779--August 23, Henry Penninger informs the Court that Gerard Erwin has propagated news tending to raise tumults and seditions in the State; bound to Grand Jury.
  • Page 151.-(16th August, 1780. Recorded. Peter Hole's estate)- Above estate settled by Peter Hole, executor--Paid Peter Smith, George Puffenberry, John Argon, Henry Penegor, Samuel Grotrix. Settled 16th August, 1780.


9 Aug 2001. Family members from nine different states attended the Fleisher Family Reunion on 7 July 2001. The family members visited the gravesite of Henry Penninger. The gravestone indicates a date of 1815 for Henry's death but he made a will Henry died in 1815 but he made a codicil to his will in 1820, so 1820 is probably a better date. Henry Penninger was the father of Catherine Penninger who married Henry Flesher of Pendleton County. The children of Catherine Penninger, Conrad, Henry John, William and Andrew had descendants in attendance. Some of the states represented at this reunion include Ohio, Kansas, Tennessee, Connecticut, Louisiana, Georgia, Colorado, and Missouri. Henry Penninger's gravestone had washed out from it's original in the flood of 1985. The farm had been located in bottomland near the South Branch of the Potomac River.
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